Another three members of the title winning Dundee squad are set to leave the Dens club.
It’s believed the Dark Blues are expected to confirm the release of veteran Matt Lockwood, second choice goalkeeper Dan Twardzik and January signing Stephen Hughes.
‘Dee-fiant’ hero Lockwood, who has applied for the manager’s job at Morton, was a regular at the start of the season, filling in at centre-half and left-back under former boss John Brown.
However, with the arrival of new manager Paul Hartley the 37-year-old was frozen out of first-team action.
The defender’s farewell appearance looks to have been the 2-0 defeat away to Falkirk which all but cost Bomber his job.
Former Rangers and Aberdeen man Hughes was given a six-month deal by Bomber in the winter transfer window.
However, he was seen just once in a dark blue shirt, also in that defeat at the Bairns.
The midfielder was sent to East Fife on the loan for the back end of the season, the club where the Dark Blues picked him up from weeks earlier.
Czech Twardzik looks set to leave having seen his first-team action limited by the form of Welshman Kyle Letheren.
The 23-year-old former Bayern Munich trainee shouldn’t be short of suitors after impressing in the top flight during a brief loan spell at Premiership runners-up Motherwell.
He made one showing off the bench, to replace red-carded Letheren, and one start versus Alloa Athletic which was on February 1.
Following on from the release of skipper Gavin Rae, John Gibson, Christian Nade and Leighton McIntosh, striker Craig Beattie, who scored five goals in 19 appearances for the club, was yesterday told he would not be offered a new deal.
A club statement regarding the experienced front man read: “His goals and influence, on and off the park, played a big part in Dundee’s promotion.
“Everyone at the club would like to thank Craig for his efforts in dark blue and to wish him all the best for the future.
“He’ll perhaps be best remembered by Dundee fans for the screamer of a strike he scored against Cowdenbeath at Central Park in October, his 40-yard dipping shot earning him the SPFL Goal of the Month award.”